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|Title: ||Factors Influencing Job Choice among Agricultural Economics Professionals|
|Authors: ||McGraw, Katherine|
Popp, Jennie S. Hughes
Dixon, Bruce L.
Newton, Doris J.
|Editors: ||Marchant, Mary A.|
Bosch, Darrell J.
|Keywords: ||academic and government agricultural economics professionals|
|JEL Codes: ||C25|
|Issue Date: ||2012-05|
|Abstract: ||This article identifies factors that influence agricultural economics professionals’ job choice
between academic and government employment. Respondents agreed that job responsibilities
were the most important factor in choosing their current position. They also agreed that having
a positive work environment, good salary, family time, adequate resources, and professional
and social interaction were important job attributes. Proportionally more women than men
regarded partner opportunities, nondiscrimination, time for child care, and supportive colleagues
as very important attributes influencing their decisions. A binomial probit of respondents’
current job sector indicates significant job choice determinants include sector preference
(academic or government), previous professional experience, a positive work environment,
and advancement opportunities.|
|Institution/Association: ||Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics> Volume 44, Number 02, May 2012|
|Total Pages: ||15|
|From Page: ||251|
|To Page: ||265|
|Collections:||Volume 44, Number 02, May 2012|
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